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JavaScript

jason chan
jason chan
31,008 Points

what does .val mean?

$("button").click(function(){
    $("input:text").val("Glenn Quagmire");
});

How does .val work in jquery?

1 Answer

val() can be used to get in the information in forms. If you have a search bar, you can get what the user typed into the bar by calling val() on it.

You can also change the value of an element by passing a string to val, like you did in your example. When the user clicks a button, the element you selected will have its value changed to 'Glenn Quagmire'.

Here's a link to the official documentation.

Also: to selected a text input, do this:

$('input[type=text]')